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UN expert says Stan Swamy’s custodial death will remain a stain on India’s human rights record

UN expert said the custodial death of Father Stan Swamy, 84, who had arrested under the UAPA and in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case in October 2020, died in a Mumbai hospital on July, will remain a stain on India’s human rights record.

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The death of Father Stan Swamy will continue to cast a cloud on India’s human rights record, said UN human rights expert Mary Lawlor. Arrested under the UAPA and in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case in October 2020, Father Swamy, 84, died in a Mumbai hospital on July while his advocate was arguing the Jesuit priest be released on bail.

Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights, said in her statement released on Thursday that defenders of human rights should not be put behind bars under the flimsiest of excuses. She demanded that all others arrested along with Father Swamy be released immediately as others who have been put behind bars without sufficient legal basis.

India has rejected international criticism over the handling of Stan Swamy’s case and has highlighted its commitment to human rights, their promotion and protection. In a terse statement in the face of international condemnation and widespread social media anger at the Modi government, the Ministry of External Affairs said Stan Swamy was arrested and detained by the National Investigation Agency on the back of the specific charges against him and that he had legal recourse and pointed out that the courts had been rejected by the courts, and that the government had nothing to do with it.

Father Stan was arrested on October 8, 2020 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which alleged that the priest had Maoist connections and was working for the Communist Party of India (Maoist). In his defence, Swamy said evidence against him was fabricated and that he never conspired to foment violence.

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Stan Swamy, who had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, had been in Taloja Central Jail since October 9, 2020, after his arrest from his Bagaicha residence in Namkum near Ranchi on October 8 by the NIA.

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Karnataka High Court issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for using KGF-2 song

The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi.

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The Karnataka High Court on Friday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi, Supriya Shrinate, and Jairam Ramesh for using the KGF-2 song on the social media handles of the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Reports said the copyright holder of soundtracks from KGF-2, MRT Music claimed that Congress including Wayanad Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi has violated the court’s order.

The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi. In its complaint, MRT Music said the company had spent a whopping amount to acquire the rights to the songs in KGF-2 in Hindi.

In a statement, the music company slammed the Congress and said these lawful actions committed by a national political party reflect their blatant disregard for the rule of law and the rights of private individuals and entities while they are conducting Bharat Jodo Yatra to seek an opportunity to govern the country and frame legislation for protecting the rights of the common man and businesses.

Earlier in November, Congress in an affidavit to the High Court had promised to remove the song from all its social media handles. Reports also said a divisional bench of the HC on November 8 had set aside the order of a Commercial Court that directed the Congress to block the Twitter handles of the party and Bharat Jodo Yatra in the copyright case.

The Commerical Court for Bengaluru Urban District directed the removal of three tweets shared by the Congress’ Twitter handles @INCIndia and @BharatJodo.

Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, and Archana Jois in the titular roles, KGF-2 is the second instalment to the 2018 Kannada film KGF: Chapter 1. Directed and written by Prashanth Neel, the music of the film has been composed by Ravi Basrur. The film became the third highest-grossing Indian film this year worldwide.

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Meerut police officer breaks into elderly Dalit couple’s house, beats them up, vandalises their house | WATCH

The Meerut police also quashed the claims of the woman to be false and added that the police officials haven’t behaved in an uncivilized manner with any of the relatives.

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A video has come to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut where the Meerut Police allegedly under the influence of alcohol broke into a Dalit couple’s house and vandalised it. The victims have also alleged that the police officials were intoxicated. The family is residents of a house in Sisauli village.

According to reports, the Mau Khas Police station Station incharge, Subhash Chand is alleged to be responsible for the incident.

In the video, the woman can be seen wailing in pain as she looks at her vandalised home and complains about the police officials. The daughter of the woman can also be seen traumatised as they alleged that the police were hurling abuses at them, whereas the woman allege that she was beaten up with sticks by the police offiicals.

The woman also claimed that the police took away here son and also alleged brutality inflicted on her son.

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Police’s statement

Police in their statement said that the son of the woman was absconding in a matter related to a fight between two parties who were under the influence of alcohol. The Meerut police also quashed the claims of the woman to be false and added that the police officials haven’t behaved in an uncivilized manner with any of the relatives.

Another incident

Another incident recently came to light from meerut where some people beat up the family of a girl that resisted the molestation by the hooligans. Upon seeing the commotion in their locality, the neighbours rushed in to restrain the perpetrators, however, the perpetrators also assaulted the neighbours with sticks. The family and girl was also beaten up with sticks according to reports.

The police have registered a case in TP nagar Police station and the are probing to find the absconding perpetrators.

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CTET and BTET teacher candidates cause ruckus in CM Nitish Kumar Muzaffarnagar rally ahead of by-polls

The byelections between the two giants for the Kurhani by-election constituency is scheduled to be held next month on 5 December whereas the vote counting will take place on 8 December.

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On Friday, Nitish Kumar was giving an address at a rally held in Kurhani Assembly in Muzaffarnagar. The Chief Minister of Bihar was while delivering his addressed faced sloganeering by the CTET and BTET teacher candidates where they were heard slognareering against the Chief Minister.

The slogans raised by the CTET and BTET teacher aspirants launched an attack on the Bihar CM by raising slogans such as shame on Nitish Kumar and more. Nitish Kumar’s supporters, after hearing the sloganeering done by the teacher aspirants ruckus transpired between the Nitish Kumar supporters and the teacher candidates.

According to reports, Kumar’s supporters turned to violence insued between the two parties as they used the plastic seats to throw at each other. Finally the supporters of Nitish Kumar successfully forced the teacher candidates out of the rally by throwing seats at the candidates during Nitish Kumar address.

It is reported that the ruckus between the two ensued on one end, whereas on the other end the clash between the two groups were witnessed by many as chairs were thrown by the Nitish Kumar supporters at the BTET and CTET teacher candidates.

Kurhani by-polls

Kurhani by-polls will become the first encounter between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dall United since the recent break of ties between the two parties to form a government with the help of Rashtriya Janata Dall.

The byelections between the two giants for the Kurhani by-election constituency is scheduled to be held next month on 5 December whereas the vote counting will take place on 8 December.

The Kurhani seat was vacated after the RJD MlA Anil Kumar Sahni was disqualified from the state assembly election after he was sent to jail. Sahni had won the seat by beating BJP’s fielded leader by 700 votes in 2020.

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Veteran Odia actor Jharana Das passes away at 77, President Draupadi Murmu expresses grief

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